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3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Meg is a Maker, pouring life into the wooden dolls she carves. Accused of witchcraft, she flees to Halifax, only to find her father in jail, facing death by the gibbet. Desperate to save him, she must first learn what being a Maker really means - and confront the demons that stalk her.
Paperback, 299 pages
Published 2007 by Usborne
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Jan 05, 2014 Nikki rated it liked it
While this book is marked as a children's book, it was definitely a dark book. It should be a teen book with the supernatural, creepy theme and the old fashioned language. Though the author does include a glossary in the back if you're wondering what some words mean that have fallen out of regular use.

This book had a solid storyline, where Meg is accused of witchcraft and runs away to avoid capture. The whole point of the book was for Meg to explore her powers as a Maker and to find her father.
Emma Petrie
Mar 08, 2014 Emma Petrie rated it it was amazing
Although this is classed as I children's book I really wouldn't recommend anyone under the age of 13 reading it, mainly due to it havibg a very dark theme to it. I was 16 when I read this and I absolutely adored it. It's one of those books that's impossible to put down, and it has new twists in every chapter. I definitely recommend this book.
Mar 10, 2014 Wolfiesayshi rated it really liked it
I read this book when I was twelve or thirteen and absolutely loved it! it was dark and sent chills up my spine and had comedy with lovable characters. It was a brilliant read and I would recommend it to anyone!
Jun 21, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it, it was a quick read. It's supposed to be "children's" book but I'm not sure I'd let anyone too young read it.
Oct 03, 2014 Amy rated it liked it
Good... but not sooo good :P
Sep 13, 2012 Claire rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012
I found this really interesting... Not a book I would normally read but I really liked it. People jumping to the conclusion of witchcraft at every little thing. The folks the Meg encounters are fantastic. Simon is a great character, as is Ned. Of course, the evil folks are evil and suitably creepy. Not a bad read.
May 26, 2012 Amanda rated it liked it
This book is different to other books. I am surprised it is under the childrens section as a very dark tale indeed. Very enjoyable.
Rebecca Jackson
Mar 02, 2013 Rebecca Jackson rated it it was amazing
i love this book.
i find new things every time i read it.
its so good once when i was on holiday i finished it and just started again.
Sep 18, 2009 Sally rated it it was ok
The blurb sounded interesting, but the book itself was just too weird. Didn't like it much.
Silia siaki
May 23, 2012 Silia siaki rated it it was amazing
it was a great book i recoment this book to everyone
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